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Knocking Rocks Off

Post by RoguePhotonic » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:34 pm

I'm sure many people look down on this since it can be a hazard if you don't carefully consider where the rocks you knock off cliffs are going. However when done safely it certainly can be allot of fun. I found a nice rock to push off of the North side of Mt. Fiske this summer and I'm not sure i'll be topping this one any time soon: :lol:

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Re: Knocking Rocks Off

Post by sparky » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:02 am

Is this like the opposite of stacking cairns? :yummy:

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Post by alpinemike » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:19 pm

Well we certainly knock cairns down too! In the locations where they're unnecessary that is.
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Post by rlown » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:29 pm

did that a couple times at wildcat. Don't think anyone died. I did shout "ROCK" before we rolled it off.

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Post by rlown » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:18 pm

and this is a rockfall:

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Post by RoguePhotonic » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:32 am

Hah yeah I was watching some epic rock falls on Youtube that put our rock pushing to shame.

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Post by Cross Country » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:13 am

In 500+ days i never knocked off any rocks. I was always afraid it might hit someone despite the fact i was cross country a lot and rarely saw anyone cc.

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Post by rlown » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:58 am

Rocks are amazing. Gravity works. They explode!!

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Post by RoguePhotonic » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:27 pm

I never used to push rocks off until AlpineMike started coming with me. He likes to break stuff allot. Now he pushes less rocks and I push more lol.

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Post by Wandering Daisy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:14 pm

As a former alpine rock climber, I find this "fun" very disturbing. A friend of mine was killed by such action, leaving a widow and two small children. Many of the rock faces in the Sierra have climbing routes on them. I really hate to see this kind of stuff get out on the internet creating more copy-cat videos. I will NEVER approve of such activity. The chance for unintended consequences is real. Stick to knocking down cairns.

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